How will you work for sustainable development? A litmus test for EU leaders

Friday, April 12, 2019

With the European Parliament elections around the corner, new EU leaders are about to take on their posts. CONCORD’s new paper puts these leaders’ priorities to the test and asks: “How will you work for sustainable development?” 

As parties start rallying up, our eyes are on what’s ahead: 2019 is a moment of truth for Europe. At the end of May, we will cast our votes which will determine the constellation of the a new European Parliament. We see these elections as a great chance. As new representatives are joining the parliament, and a new European Commission is put in place, we raise the questions: How will these new leaders respond to people’s’ calls for a change around the continent? How will they work for a fair and sustainable Europe in the world?

Well, no better time than this decisive moment to put future EU leaders to a test. CONCORD’s new publication takes stock of what the Juncker commission has achieved for sustainable development. It also defines aims for a global dimension of a Sustainable Europe 2030 Strategy and tests if EU leaders’ policy priorities truly work for sustainable development

Our aim? To equip future leaders with the background knowledge, mindset, and outlook needed to set their priorities for sustainable development.

Ready to be an EU leader? Then head inside and and take our litmus test!